Wetwang is an Ancient Parish in the county of Yorkshire. Fimber is a chapelry of Wetwang.

Alternative names: Wetwang with Fimber

Parish church:

Parish registers begin:

  • Parish registers: 1653
  • Bishop’s Transcripts: 1632

Nonconformists include: Primitive Methodist and Wesleyan Methodist.

Adjacent Parishes

  • Huggate
  • Sledmere
  • Fridaythorpe
  • Kirkburn
  • Fimber
  • Garton on the Wolds

Parish History

The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales 1870

WETWANG, a village, a township, and a parish, in Driffield district, E. R. Yorkshire. The village stands on the Wolds, near the Thirsk and Driffield railway, 5¾ miles W by N of Great Driffield; and has a post-office under Driffield, and a r. station. The township comprises 3,900 acres. Real property, £3,917. Pop., 623. Houses, 126. The parish includes Fimber township, and comprises 5,740 acres. Pop., 827. Houses, 160. The greater part of the property belongs to Sir T. Sykes, Bart. The living is a vicarage in the diocese of York. Value, £420. Patron, the Archbishop of York. The church is good. A handsome new church was built at Fimber in 1869. There are Wesleyan and Primitive Methodist chapels, and two Church schools. A museum, with fine collection of local fossils and antiquities, is at Fimber.

Source: The Imperial Gazetteer of England & Wales [Wilson, John M]. A. Fullarton & Co. N. d. c. [1870-72].

Photographs

Parish Records

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England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Cemeteries ( 2 )
Fridaythorpe & Fimber, monumental inscriptions Author: East Yorkshire Family History Society

Wetwang, monumental inscriptions Author: East Yorkshire Family History Society

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Census ( 1 )
Census returns for Wetwang, 1841-1891 Author: Great Britain. Census Office

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Church records ( 5 )
Bishop’s transcripts for Wetwang, 1632-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wetwang (Yorkshire); Church of England. Parish Church of Fimber (Yorkshire)

Churchwardens accounts, 1820-1868 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wetwang (Yorkshire)

Driffield Wesleyan (later Trinity) Methodist Circuit baptisms 1878-1891 : Circuit eventually comprised chapels at Bainton, Beeford, Brigham, Cranswick, Driffield, Fimber, Frodingham, Foston, Fridaythorpe, Garton, Lockington, Lund, Middleton, Nafferton, North Dalton, Skerne, Sledmere, Southburn, Tibthorpe, Wansford, Wetwang Author: Petch, Della

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang, parish registers, 1837-1966 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wetwang (Yorkshire); North Yorkshire County Record Office (Northallerton, Yorkshire)

Parish registers for Wetwang, 1653-1891 Author: Church of England. Parish Church of Wetwang (Yorkshire)

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Church records – Indexes ( 1 )
Computer printout of Wetwang with Fimber, Yorks., Eng

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Probate records ( 2 )
Original wills, bonds, inventories, 1528-1850 Author: Church of England. Prebendal Court (Wetwang)

Wills, 1539-1555 Author: Church of England. Peculiar Court of the Provost of the Collegiate Church of St. John (Beverley)

England, Yorkshire, Wetwang – Taxation ( 2 )
Land tax assessments for Fimber, 1783-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

Land tax assessments for Wetwang, 1783-1832 Author: Great Britain. Court of Quarter Sessions of the Peace (Yorkshire)

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Maps

Old maps of Britain and Europe from A Vision of Britain Through Time

Administration

  • County: Yorkshire
  • Civil Registration District: Driffield
  • Probate Court: Court of the Peculiar of the Prebend of Wetwang, Court of the Peculiar of the Provost of the Collegiate Church of St John, Beverley
  • Diocese: York
  • Rural Deanery: Buckrose
  • Poor Law Union: Driffield
  • Hundred: Buckrose
  • Province: York

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